GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Kenvil, NJ-based Major Police Supply (MPS), a supplier and installer of specialized emergency vehicle equipment, has announced an array of emergency equipment for law enforcement officials and work vehicles. Incorporated in 1989, MPS stocks and distributes products for many manufacturers of emergency vehicle equipment.
The Harris Corporation has received an order to supply communication systems to the Air National Guard (ANG) for crucial ground-to-air communications during wartime and domestic emergency responses, including natural disasters.
A former CIA officer was convicted Monday by a federal jury in Alexandria, VA, of illegally disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.
Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon, MO, was convicted of six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information, and one count each of unlawful retention of national defense information, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstruction of justice. Sterling was indicted on Dec. 22, 2010, and arrested on Jan. 6, 2011. Sentencing is scheduled for April 24, 2015.
Mutualink, Inc. has announced that James G. Natoli, who served for nearly 40 years in New York State’s legislative and executive branches, has joined the company’s advisory board. Natoli’s in-depth knowledge and experience in statewide disaster planning and response initiatives will be a significant asset to the Mutualink team.
Canton, MA-based LoJack Corporation, a provider of vehicle theft recovery and advanced fleet management solutions, has announced a new service offering by LoJack Fleet Management powered by TomTom. LoJack Fleet Management Lite is a turnkey, intuitive, telematics solution aimed at maximizing operational efficiencies for businesses with small to medium sized fleets. LoJack Fleet Management Lite enables fleet managers and business owners to increase the productivity of their drivers and better monitor their fleet simply and easily.
Jonathan Freed has been appointed as the National Security Agency's new Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Freed, a longtime public relations professional and former journalist, most recently served as a media relations and public affairs executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In making the announcement, Admiral Michael S. Rogers -- Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service -- emphasized the critical role of both workforce and public engagements at NSA.
The Internet Society has outlined its approach to cyber security policy:
The headlines of today regarding hacking, exposure of large quantities of personal data, denial of service attacks, and the continued revelations about pervasive monitoring are deeply disturbing.